From the Blog
A group of 16 high school students from Central Falls, Rhode Island, paid a visit to our community media facilities as part of their “How to Change the World” trip to the nation’s capital.
I offered to help at the front desk, thinking I was doing AIM a favor. But time has shown me I’m the one that benefits. I’ve learned a lot about the business of creating media—and even more about the art of cultivating community.
What more can you ask of local media than that it keeps us connected? To our current underwriters and sponsors, as well as all you future contributors, thank you!
AIM’s tagline is “raise your voice,” and every day, members are doing just that. But before you can raise your voice, you have to find it. By teaching people skills and providing them a place to practice, AIM helps members discover their passions, give them expression, and then share them with others.
Only 5 percent of the people creating sound and media for our consumption are women. But there are resources women interested in the field.
The Square Circle aims to break down the siloed opinions of commercial news outlets by facilitating dialogue across the political spectrum. It is part of a larger project to advance public discourse on controversial topics.
There is a lot for the AIM and WERA producers, members, and volunteers to be proud of and a lot to look forward to in the coming year. But I also want to take a moment of your time to talk about some of the challenges that face us and some of the things that we are planning to try to meet those challenges.